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Title: Advancements in traditional and nanosized flame retardants for polymers—A review

Source: Journal of Applied Polymer Science

Author(s)Vahidi, Ghazal ; Bajwa, Dilpreet S.; Shojaeiarani, Jamileh ; Stark, Nicole ; Darabi, Amir

Publication Year: 2021  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles

Abstract: Synthetic polymers are ubiquitous materials widely used in construction, automotive, electronics, and countless commercial products. With the growing trend of polymer applications in everyday life, upholding the rigorous fire safety regulations has become a matter of concern. In this regard, numerous studies have been conducted for improving the fire retardancy of polymers, mainly through incorporating a diverse group of fire-retardant compounds into polymer-based composites. This review article aims to present a comprehensive overview of recent advances in the fire-retardant categories for polymeric materials especially emphasizing the nanosized fire retardants. Along with an attempt to focus attention on the consumption of conventional and possibly harmful fire retardants, potential eco-friendly alternatives are represented. A detailed discussion on the flame retardation mechanisms and conventional fire characterization techniques are also discussed.

Keywords: flame retardance; thermal degradation; thermal properties; thermoplastics; nanosized flame retardants

Publication Review Process: Formally Refereed

File size: 1,024 kb(s)

Date posted: 03/18/2021

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RITS Product ID: 10129
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Stark, Nicole M.
Research Chemical Engineer

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